whoever you are
whatever you do
Gerard Butler is always
prettier than you
no but really
this is my favorite thing I have ever posted
oh my god why are there pressure plates on the outside of that building do you have a death wish
I think I may have to eventually collect a bisexuality resources page like I have the HP resources page
Reach out and join the bisexual community. Knowing them — knowing us — will help you, and by joining the community you also make it larger, and thus you make it easier for the next bi guy to come out and be himself on his own terms.
One of the girls I’m rooming with next year is pan, which makes my dad nervous. OH NOOOO A PAN AND BI GIRL ARE GOING TO LIVE TOGETHER NEXT YEAAAARRRR! Obviously we are going to make out and have lots of sex.
I realize you’re probably being sarcastic but that sounds like an actual plan that should be pursued 100% good idea
I’m bisexual, and pissed off about everything. <3
Bi-furious: My label of choice.
I am so happy I posted that necklace to Tumblr you’re all welcome
my solution: sure, you can choose not to vaccinate. that means your child can partake in NO public activites. public school? nope. fencing lessons? no. going to the pool? hahaha, nope. museum summer camp? proof of vaccination, please.
Or you know what would be cool? Like, this is program from my insurance that offers you money back if you keep your shots up to date, take all your screening visits, etc. Maybe they should do that, too, offer direct monetary reward for vaccinating.
How about price increases for not vaccinating? I mean, logically that means an increased chance you’ll get sick and the insurance company will have to spend more money on you. Which is literally THE reason for higher costs for some people.
Just make the cost of not vaccinating your kids a literal cost.
So, maybe I’m interpreting this wrong, but are you saying there are no laws against not vaccinating in America? That kind of surprises me. In Canada we have it so that your kid will be suspended from school until they receive their vaccination (excluding, of course, new vaccinations that are still considered experimental, because legally the government can’t make people get vaccinations that have been around for less than a certain period of time). We also have the whole proof of vaccination to go to summer camp, etc thing. I don’t know too much more about it because I don’t have kids.
there are mandatory vaccines for school but I think you’re allowed to homeschool to avoid them but like you’re still allowed out in the real world where illnesses exist
I don’t know if you can still go to summer camps etc that’s a good question. I don’t think the Girl Scouts will let you in, but it’s been so long I don’t remember.
legally it’s kind of blurry because like if your kid dies and you can argue it’s because a classmate or whoever wasn’t vaccinated I think you might actually have a chance of a successful lawsuit
Yeah, it’s a hard thing to enforce in some ways. I think your idea of making it actually cost you to not vaccinate would help. Wouldn’t work in Canada though, since we have public health care. Plus, I was homeschooled, and a LOT of those kids come from really religious families, and if the person’s reason for not vaccinating is that they’re the type of super über Christians who like it’s a sin to vaccinate, then they’re probably not in the school system to begin with, so harder to get at. I guess with Canada at least, everyone in each province has the same health care so that might make it easier to go, okay these families didn’t vaccinate, they’re getting fined. And probably the biggest threat is close contact with other kids at school. It’s such a tricky issue.
Plus insurance companies would approve of it because they love an excuse to charge more. And it might go through legally because most parents would be in favor of vaccination.
You could also combine it with Obamacare and somehow make insuring your kids an obligation. Providing a low-income insurance provider (like they already do) would keep that from becoming a point of objection. Then you could guarantee it applies to everyone, like the idea that kids must have access to grade school level education (which I think is a law? but I may be remembering wrong).
I think I consider myself a hard polytheist. However, I don’t work with/worship/honor any of them. I acknowledge their existence but I don’t consider them an integral part of my practice. But I feel like the word “polytheist” denotes worship of multiple deities. Is that incorrect? Can you be a polytheist without actually worshipping or honoring or working with the gods you believe exist? And if not, is there a different term for this?
Literally “polytheist” just means the belief in. It’s ASSUMED that if you believe in a god you must be worshiping them (see: all monotheists are assumed to be religious), but it’s not actually part of the definition.
In some specific cases the name of a religion is ____ Polytheism for lack of any other title for the religion. Notably, one of the names of Hellenic Polytheism (and really the least problematic one, there are some issues with a couple of the other names) is…well, Hellenic Polytheism.
In THAT case it would mandate worship. Because it isn’t being used to literally mean polytheist, it’s being used as part of a phrase which overall means a specific kind of religious person.
So like, you can be a polytheist and not worship deities. But you couldn’t be a Hellenic Polytheist in particular (something I’ve talked about before). That’s the best example because worship is actually a rule in HP, but I’d imagine it’d be similarly the case in, say, Canaanite Polytheism.
there are grapes on my salad oh no I forgot grapes are on the list